Saratoga has always been a special place for people who love Thoroughbred racing. ESPN called Saratoga "the loveliest racetrack in the country" and Sports Illustrated rated it as "one of the 10 best sporting venues in the world." This is a book that will appeal to racing fans, sports lovers, and readers who just can't resist a good yarn. Saratoga truly comes alive in these exciting, ironic, funny, strange, and adventurous tales. This book is filled with extraordinary stories of racing legends and Hall of Fame jockeys.
Bill Heller covers the Saratoga meet every summer and also writes a daily Saratoga Journal on his website. As the handicapper for the Schenectady Daily, he finished as the leading public handicapper for the 2000 Saratoga meet. This is his seventeenth book. He profiled Thoroughbred legends Go for Wand, Personal Ensign, and Forego; wrote Graveyard of Champions; and most recently authored Go For the Green, a handicapping book about turf racing. Heller was born in Liberty, New York, and graduated from the University of Albany.